Monday, December 28, 2009

Still here!

Hey all! Just wanted to squeeze a quickie post in to say hi.

It's a quiet Monday in the office so I thought I'd catch up on blogs. The past week has been a bit nutty and I'm trying to get myself into a groove...and back into the gym - ugh, I really do hate everything but running. Dinners are boring (one, two, three - SALAD!), but I'll try to make at least one fun thing this week! Promise!

I picked this book up on Wednesday for some fun train ride reading:

Ok, I think it's fun train ride reading. Basically Michael Ruhlman (you may remember him from such TV shows as Iron Chef America, No Reservations, and A Cook's Tour - yes, I typed that with Troy McClure in mind) writes about his experiences as a student at the CIA. You know how Kitchen Confidential gives you a glimpse of what it's like in the restaurant/professional chef world? The Making of a Chef gives you a detailed look into what it's like to be a culinary student. Who knew there was a class just for culinary math? I certainly didn't...but now I do and honestly, that's the sort of math I might be able to handle.

I'm less than 100 pages in and am hooked. Will keep you posted.

Hope everyone had a delicious and fun Christmas!!


Anonymous said...

I LOVED Kitchen Confidential - Anthony B's voice/writing is so entertaining. I'm anxious to hear what you think of this one :)

p.s. if you have Thursday off, i'm doing the bikram at 9 a.m. ! :)

MarathonVal said...

Ahhh, culinary math is just the thing to scare me AWAY from culinary school!! Haha, but I guess if you have to do math, math about cooking is the best kind :)

Mike Russell said...

Looking for that book review soon!